First, cute pictures of my kids that had a fun time with cousins while I had a rejuvenating break in Florida: Cali stayed with 3 older girl cousins while we were gone. She got her hair curled cute one of the days. She also decided the day before I left that she would be a big girl and wear her underwear while I was gone. I sent her with diapers but she brought them all back home. I am THRILLED to report that she is doing great. Very few accidents this last week!
The Boys had crazy hair day while I was gone. Packer wanted spikes and Benji wanted to do his own bed head 🙂 I was glad to see them doing just fine without me. And I don’t have a Rose picture when we were gone but we skyped with her a few of the days and when we got home I asked if she wanted to go back and sleep at Christians – I assumed she would give me a strong NO, but I was wrong and had to spend the next 10 minutes convincing her to sleep in her bed 🙂 She has picked up strongly on the phrase “no nap” and is very against napping. Why do my 2 year olds think they can do that 🙁 (I’m still pushing the nap).
I got home from Florida late wednesday/thursday morning and the kids started Fall Break on that same Thursday! So we had 5 days of no school and no plan. We didn’t go anywhere or do much but we had fun just being home and being together. Raymond turned 8 months.
Did I mention that Packer scored 2 goals in his soccer game!! Of course he did it while Ben and I were in Florida but he did it. My sister in law has video proof! So we got to take the family to ice cream. Love his smile. He chose bubblegum with bubblegum.
Thurday and Friday we got out some of the Halloween boxes and just played and enjoyed being home. Ben has had a never ending cold congestion thing that won’t go away so we have been a little lazy fighting that and trying to keep the kids healthy. The Fall weather arrived with fall break – another reason for our chillness.
Benji and Packer got to go to Taylee’s birthday party Friday night. They loved painting pumpkins and staying up LATE. The rest of us hung out at Pete’s and visited with Ben’s parents.
Ben brought home Harry Potter Jelly Beans one of the nights so we all had to try the nasty flavors:
I got Flowers Just Because:
Or maybe my husband knew that I had been trying to get the house clean and needed flowers for the clean kitchen. Cali is a major camera-a-holic and got this shot of me sweeping.
Other fall break highlights were our Sunday Evening dinner and games. A Green Bay Packer win. Visiting with Grandma and Grandpa Johnson. And our annual caramel apple night.
Real life is back in full swing. School, scouts, schedules. Grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning. Going on walks, playing out front with friends, trying to get organized. Homework, reading, bedtimes. And the Last night of soccer practice is tonight. We will miss watching and coaching the boys but we will be glad to take our Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings back. That should bring you up to date on the J and B Netty’s. I have a thousand more pictures so I will need to post more but for now we’ll leave you with a shot of our little Rosie Monkey…